Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow Rodney Ho Awarded “2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology”

Rodney-HoRodney Ho, Professor of Pharmaceutics and UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow, has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as the recipient of the 2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology.

AAPS is a professional, scientific organization of 11,000 scientists dedicated to the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances in science and technology.

Professor Ho was chosen from a competitive field based on the continuing high quality of his work and its impact. Ho has extensive experience in areas of neuropharmacology, lipid chemistry and translational medicine. He has written over 90 original research publications, 20 book chapters and two textbooks on drug delivery.

Ho’s research contributed to the development of the Pressurized Olfactory Delivery (POD) device, which helps deliver drug molecules beyond the blood-brain barrier and into the central nervous system. In 2008 Ho founded Impel NeuroPharma, where he continues to chair their scientific advisory board. Rodney is also an inventor on six patents and numerous patent disclosures related to drug delivery and drug formulation.